Flinders Ranges National Park, Hawker

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  • Everywhere is well signed. The area is pristine and unspoilt. True out back. Walks were stunning, wedge tailed eagles, quolls. Great place. A must. I was sorry to leave.  more »
  • My family put together a holiday within a short time and was introduced tp stay in the National Park by agents. We did not have much expectation but the experience of good walks, abundant birds and wi...  more »
  • We spent time here twice before but this time we returned with friends with just a spare day to explore. Quite a few roads were closed due to the recent rains so we chose a few highlights from memory....  more »
  • The Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is situated approximately 400 km north of Adelaide in the northern central part of South Australia's largest mountain range, the Flinders Ranges. The park covers an area of 912 km², northeast of the small town of Hawker. The Heysen Trail and Mawson Trails pass through the park. The park's most characteristic landmark is Wilpena Pound, a large, sickle-shaped, natural amphitheatre covering nearly 80 km², containing the range's highest peak, St Mary Peak (1,170 metres). On 12 February 2016 the park was renamed to include the Adnyamathanha word, Ikara, "meeting place", referring to the traditional name for Wilpena Pound. The park centre at Wilpena Pound is accessible by sealed road from Hawker. Other areas in the park can be reached by un-sealed roads, which are mostly accessible by two-wheel drive vehicles except in bad weather or after heavy rain. There are many lookouts, scenic vistas, small canyons and unusual rock formations located in the park. These include Wilpena Pound, Wilkawillina Gorge, Hucks Lookout, Brachina Gorge, Bunyeroo Gorge and Arkaroo Rock. The park has some stone ruins from early European settlement and Aboriginal rock art sites. A rock formation called the Great Wall of China is located just outside the park. Camping is permitted at many locations in the park.
  • So beautiful. Get lost with the animals
  • Stunning scenery. Camp site is lovely. Big sites.
  • Very dry when we travelled there. Nice landscape and gorges.
  • Lovely park! Had a ball here.